Reflections on Remote Work
My staff has been working with program folks to figure out ways to expedite the disbursement of the grants. So typically the grant cycle takes anywhere from 90 to a 120 days. What we did is that we were able to reduce that initially to 18 days for the first round the COVID grants, and then we reduced it to 12 days. Then finally we reduced it to five days. So there's been a lot of activity from an IT perspective and support of the programs.
Chief Information Officer, Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services